WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY CARYL PHILLIPSIn 1945, Rick Braithwaite, a smart, highly educated ex-RAF pilot, looks for a job in British engineering.
He is deeply shocked to realise that, as a black man from British Guiana, no one will employ him because of the colour of his skin.
In desperation he turns to teaching, taking a job in a tough East End school, and left to govern a class of unruly teenagers.
With no experience or guidance, Braithwaite attempts to instill discipline, confound prejudice and ultimately, to teach.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 24/05/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099483694